PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 201: Plus Photographer Victoria Gewirz

In episode 201 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on images from Ukraine, the importance of crediting the photographer and why you shouldn’t pitch ideas to magazines.

Plus this week photographer Victoria Gewirz takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

Victoria Gewirz is a photojournalist who grew up in a news-loving family. Her father was a paperboy who later subscribed to three different newspapers and her father-in-law was a “newsie,” whose family owned a newsstand. She was surrounded by copies of Life magazine growing up, and real life drew her toward a major in journalism with a concentration in photojournalism at the Boston University School of Public Communication. Gewirz’s work has been published in The Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, USA Today, and Town and Country magazine and is included within collections at Fidelity Investments, The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, and numerous private collections. She is a two-time winner of The Julia Margaret Cameron Awards juried by Elizabeth Avedon and has been awarded the Photographer of the Year Award by The New England Association for Media Photographers. However, a career turning point for Victoria was an assignment to photograph the The Big Apple Circus for the Boston Children’s Museum. She was mesmerized by the timelessness and pageantry of the circus and”never stopped going back.”  www.victoriagewirzphotography.com

Dr. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019).

Grant’s book What Does Photography Mean to You? including 89 photographers who have contributed to the A Photographic Life podcast is on sale now £9.99 https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/what-does-photography-mean-to-you/

© Grant Scott 2022

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